Strengthening the Artistic, Design and marketing skills of the crafts industry sector in three regions in Uganda.

Uganda National Commission for UNESCO
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This measure was implemented in 2017 in partnership with several institutions both government and private as well as civil society organisations . It focuses on mapping, documenting of traditional skills and craftsmanship of both men and women; developing and and publishing a crafts training manual as well as training master crafts people on Design, Artistic, marketing and management skills of crafts workers but with special focus on women being the majority practitioners. it was therefore therefore to specifically reactivate the traditions embodied in the handicraft sector and aim to promote environment-friendly methods of using local raw materials available in the country to produce high quality handicrafts and promote dialogue across cultures. By so doing, the artistic and design skills of craft-workers were strengthened and the age-old tradition of passing on the artistic skills from one generation to another was improved. It also aimed at sharpening the skills of the crafts workers and improve quality, standards and diversity in the creative works as well as improve management and marketing.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

A total of 200 Master crafts women and men were trained in artistic, design, marketing and
management skills

500 copies of the manual have been published and disseminated to institutions, crafts associations and civil society organisations dealing in crafts development.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development
Public Sector
Makerere University
Public Sector
National Arts and crafts Association of Uganda
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

There is urgent need to identify those master craftspeople and facilitate knowledge transfer and documentation to ensure

The training manual should be translated into some of the widely spoken ethnic languages for ease of comprehension

There is need to support the establishment of regional exhibition spaces to spur sustainable regional development.

There is need for capacity building not only for crafts sector but also in all domains as provided for under the 2005 Convention

There is need for investment grants be made available in the next phase to organized groups in the creative sector to facilitate developments of business plans and buying of the requisite equipment and tools.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales